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Senate Passes 1913 Repeal

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The Massachusetts Senate has chipped away at the statute that bars out-of-state gay couples from marrying here.

The Senate voted yesterday to repeal a 1913 law that prohibits non-Bay Staters from wedding if the marriage is banned in their home state.

In order to understand the future implications of yesterday's vote, you have to look back, as WBUR's Meghna Chakrabarti reports.

This program aired on July 16, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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Meghna Chakrabarti is the host of On Point.


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